Five of the wettest Tests ever

Rain-marred Tests which had even less play than the Bangalore Test between India and South Africa
<b>Match:</b> <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63569.html" target="_blank">Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Gujranwala, 1991</a><br><b>Overs played:</b> 36<br><b>Trivia:</b> This is the only Test that has been played in Gujranwala, though the city has hosted matches in two World Cups© Associated Press
© Associated PressMatch: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Gujranwala, 1991
Overs played: 36
Trivia: This is the only Test that has been played in Gujranwala, though the city has hosted matches in two World Cups
<b>Match:</b> <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63695.html" target="_blank">India v New Zealand, Chennai, 1995</a><br><b>Overs played:</b> 71.1<br><b>Trivia:</b> This was Sachin Tendulkar's only Test Man-of-the-Match award between February 1993 and March 1998© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMatch: India v New Zealand, Chennai, 1995
Overs played: 71.1
Trivia: This was Sachin Tendulkar's only Test Man-of-the-Match award between February 1993 and March 1998
<b>Match:</b> <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63615.html" target="_blank">Sri Lanka v India, Kandy, 1993</a><br><b>Overs played:</b> 12<br><b>Trivia:</b> Kapil Dev equalled Sunil Gavaskar's then record for most Tests for India (125). This is the shortest non-abandoned Test of all.© AFP
© AFPMatch: Sri Lanka v India, Kandy, 1993
Overs played: 12
Trivia: Kapil Dev equalled Sunil Gavaskar's then record for most Tests for India (125). This is the shortest non-abandoned Test of all.
<b>Match:</b> <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62549.html" target="_blank">England v Australia, Nottingham, 1926</a><br><b>Overs played:</b> 17.2<br><b>Trivia:</b> This is one of only two Tests ever in which no wicket fell. The other was the <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/352662.html" target="_blank">Antigua Test in 2009</a> that was abandoned after 10 balls due to a sandy outfield.© AllSport UK Ltd
© AllSport UK LtdMatch: England v Australia, Nottingham, 1926
Overs played: 17.2
Trivia: This is one of only two Tests ever in which no wicket fell. The other was the Antigua Test in 2009 that was abandoned after 10 balls due to a sandy outfield.
<b>Match:</b> Australia v England, Melbourne, 1971<br><b>Overs played:</b> 0<br><b>Trivia:</b> With the first three days washed out, the organisers decided to hold a <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/64148.html" target="_blank">one-day match</a> on what would have been the fifth day of the Test. It was recognised as the first ODI ever, and with 46,000 people showing up, cricket realised it had a viable second format.© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMatch: Australia v England, Melbourne, 1971
Overs played: 0
Trivia: With the first three days washed out, the organisers decided to hold a one-day match on what would have been the fifth day of the Test. It was recognised as the first ODI ever, and with 46,000 people showing up, cricket realised it had a viable second format.

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  • Adi on August 4, 2015, 10:36 GMT

    Sachin got a man-of-the-match award for a test match that lasted only 71.1 overs? I mean seriously?

  • Dummy4 on August 3, 2015, 11:50 GMT

    Sri Lanka v India at Kandy, 1993 - that's not the right photo

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